Helping People & Species In Need

Nature and human societies are under great stress in the 21st century; and as privileged and knowledgeable people it's up to us to help where and when we can. Tembusu is named after a tree, and therefore feels a special responsibility toward biodiversity, the natural environment, and sustainability. Our five houses — Gaja, Ora, Ponya, Shan, and Tancho — are named after endangered Asian animal species, so we feel a particular affection for them. Our students are also involved in projects, both within Singapore and in neighbouring countries, dedicated to actively helping the less fortunate – especially children and the elderly.

Animal of the Year Initiative: Drawing Attention to Endangered Species

Animal of the Year Initiative: Drawing Attention to Endangered Species

tMentors: Giving to Elementary School Children in Singapore

tMentors: Giving to Elementary School Children in Singapore

tWild: Giving to an Elephant Rescue Center in Thailand

tWild: Giving to an Elephant Rescue Center in Thailand

Team Horsebackgobi: Racing Across Desert to Raise Donations for Riding for Disabled Association

Team Horsebackgobi: Racing Across Desert to Raise Donations for Riding for Disabled Association

tCambodia: Giving to an Elementary School in Siem Reap

tCambodia: Giving to an Elementary School in Siem Reap

tKampung: Giving to an Orphanage in Indonesia

tKampung: Giving to an Orphanage in Indonesia

Tembusu GlobeTrekkers: Walking Across a Desert to Raise Pocket Money for School Children

Tembusu GlobeTrekkers: Walking Across a Desert to Raise Pocket Money for School Children

Elephant Parade Project: Raising Money to Conserve Asian Elephants

Elephant Parade Project: Raising Money to Conserve Asian Elephants

Master's Event with Captain Budi Soehardi

Master's Event with Captain Budi Soehardi

Symposium : Human Trafficking, Be informed. Be the Change

Symposium : Human Trafficking, Be informed. Be the Change

The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.